11:07 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

State Studies Inland Lake Invasive Species

Johnson holds a native mussel with invasive zebra mussels attached.
Sehvilla Mann WMUK

How the state is studying invasive species in inland lakes

Aquatic biologist Jennifer Johnson wades toward a motorboat on Klinger Lake in St. Joseph County. She’s holding a brown, palm-sized mussel, a native one.

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Visual Art
3:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Detail, Detail, Detail: What It's Like To Be A Science Illustrator

Paul Krieger sketching a red-tailed hawk from his iPad in his office at Grand Rapids Community College
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Most reference books aren’t the most exciting reads. After all, you don’t open up a textbook or encyclopedia to find riveting prose. But next time you have to look something up, take a minute to look at the artwork.

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Arts & More
3:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Artist of the Month: Paige Harrison's Recycled Paper Collage Portraits

Artist Paige Harrison with one of her collage portraits.
Credit Erin Williams / WMUK

The next time you stop in to Water Street Coffee's downtown location for a quick pick-me-up, take a 

moment to walk into the sitting area and admire the paper college portraits of 15 year-old Paige Harrison. In her artwork, she's crafted beach scenes, animals and insects, and words of inspiration.

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7:23 am
Wed July 2, 2014

WSW: "None of This Happened Overnight" in Iraq

Mourners carry the coffin of a victim of violence before his burial in Najaf
Credit The Associated Press

WestSouthwest with Ben Lando


Kalamazoo native Ben Lando has witnessed violence in Iraq up close. He says the latest wave of attacks marks an "evolution." 

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SW Michigan
5:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Many Still Without Power After Storms

Credit WMUK

Many in southwest Michigan are still without power after severe storms moved through the area last night.

Consumers Energy says about 20,000 customers are still without power in Calhoun County Tuesday afternoon. Power is also out for more than 5800 customers in Kalamazoo County and more than 1600 in Saint Joseph County.

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